Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review – Hungry Geeks

Kingston’s HyperX Savage was sent for review almost a month ago. I decided to forego it and play with other stuff as I came with a misconception that most SSDs nowadays are just a wee bit slower or faster than the other. Nothing to fuss about or to hurry myself with. I left it beneath a shelf, its box inviting the dust to join it in its loneliness. If it were human, it would’ve wept. But as time went by, I decided to finally end the ordeal by plugging it in and testing this so-called “savage” SSD. And then I wept tears of regret and joy.

Physical Features

The box is bulky. It’s significantly bigger than the other ones that came in boxes reminiscent of old cassette tapes. The Kingston HyperX Savage’s package contains more than just the unit itself.

This kind of treatment makes it stand out from the other units that I’ve handled. It has more than just a manual, a couple of screws, a bracket, and a prayer. It contains a screwdriver, an essential addition to your collection of “lost or to-be-lost” manual tools and A FREAKING 2.5” ENCLOSURE! Though I doubt that you’ll use the enclosure for the HyperX Savage, it is still a welcome addition if you’re planning on getting another 2.5” drive.

The HyperX Savage sports the international colors of performance, which is the red and black standard. Though relative, its appearance may undoubtedly induce some frowns to users looking for a more minimalistic approach.


 For our benchmarks, we used four popular programs that are widely known for checking write/read speeds.

Wait, wait! What do these numbers mean?

Well, from a consumer’s point of view, these numbers dictate how fast an SSD is given a number of trials in reading/writing data. As SSDs and HDDs have one job (clue: it stores), manufacturers duke it out in terms of performance and implementation of their respective technologies and available hardware.

If you’re after faster loading speeds in your files and Operating Systems, then best get a fast SSD. Do take note that some programs may not be affected by how blazing fast your SSD is in getting data in and out of it.

Crystal DiskMark

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.It measure sequential reads/writes speed,measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed,select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill),provide theme support and Multi-Language support.

 Looking at our findings, the Kingston HyperX Savage punches the other SSDs into submission with its raw speed. It trumps in all tests, only bested by the Plextor M6E, a PCIe SSD.

HD Tune Pro

HD Tune Pro is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive’s performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more.





ATTO Disk Benchmark

The ATTO Disk Benchmark performance measurement tool is compatible with Microsoft Windows. Measure your storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes.

Using the ATTO, utilizes the file formatting of the drive as opposed to the HDTune Pro. Look at ‘em numbers!

Anvil Storage Utilities

Nothing strange here. Anvil returns with stellar values for the Kingston HyperX Savage.


Kingston’s HyperX Savage is a monster. Both in physical offerings and speed. It outmatches the other SSDs, even AMD’s Radeon R7 SSD with the numbers that it produced during our string of tests.

For nuisances, I can only point out its extravagant appearance. Again, it is but a preference of the author.

The price? Well, I do suggest you play this first:

Kingston’s HyperX Savage 240GB lean mean writing/reading machine can be purchased for US$120.00 or PHP 5,500. That price for the device, a screwdriver disguised as a pen, some stickers, an external enclosure, and some love from Kingston.

Kingston HyperX Savage Review

Kingston HyperX Savage Review

Kingston HyperX Savage Review

Kingston HyperX Savage Review



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